Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday Baking - Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins from Lee Bailey's Country Desserts.
I almost always want something sweet with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Today, after a huge lunch of roast lamb, etc cooked by Hubby, was no exception.
I didn't want to drag the mixer out from the cupboard and I wanted something quick.
Muffins are the perfect solution. They are quick and easy to make and need to be mixed gently by hand.  The butter is melted and added to the other wet ingredients, then just folded in.
We had them warm with some butter, which oozes out very satisfactorily.

Here's the recipe.
You will need:
2 cups sifted plain flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
2/3 cup milk
3 oz melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 peeled, seeded and chopped apple
Muffin or cupcake tin and paper cups to line them.
Preheat the oven to 180 C or 350 F
Put paper cups in muffin tin.
(Makes about 12 medium sized muffins)
Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Combine eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla.  Mix well.
Add brown sugar and beat into the wet mixture.
Add the flour, then the apple chunks and mix gently until the flour is incorporated.
Do not overmix.  It should be lumpy.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Serve warm with butter.

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